Throughout this pregnancy my doctors have been cautious. Not knowing the reasons I went into labor prematurely and delivered at 19 weeks last February 24 with our first child, Caleb, the doctors have seen me every two weeks with this pregnancy. When I went to my normal appointment on Friday at 21 weeks, 5 days, the ultrasound showed my cervix had shortened and was weak. The good news is that I was not in labor and that they’d be able to put in a cerclage to try and save as much length to my cervix as they could.
The surgery went well and I came home from the hospital Saturday afternoon. Now however, I am on strict bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. I can only leave the house for doctors appointments and I can only go up and down the stairs once a day.
Already I miss church, bible studies, the freedom to run errands, visits to Starbucks, playing my guitar, and I’m sure much more. But in a world where we really have no control over things, I’ve realized I do have control over my bed rest. So I’m going to do bed rest the best I can and trust God with the everything else. Over and over He has proven He is faithful, He hears my prayers, He has good plans for us. I know I can trust Him. When my mind is tempted to fear, doubt, and worry, I will remember “The Lord my God is with me, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in me, He will quiet me with His love, He will rejoice over me with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
A book I was reading yesterday encouraged me to keep hoping: “Anticipation – an excitement that no circumstance can dull, no setback can silence, no doubt can quench. You just know that God is actively working and is up to something miraculously special – right where you are.” (Priscilla Shirer)
Please join us in praying that this baby doesn’t come until 40 weeks, and together we will witness God actively working a special miracle.
Many of you have offered to help. You can sign up to bring us a meal at: http://www.mealtrain.com/?id=m9k4h3c1djqt. If you’re interested in cleaning, grocery shopping, or just visiting with me that would be great too! Thank you for your prayers and kindness to us at this time. We are so grateful for your friendship!